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bug#36714: 27.0.50; Gnus nnmaildir taking long time to recursively visit


From: Jean Louis
Subject: bug#36714: 27.0.50; Gnus nnmaildir taking long time to recursively visit sub-Maildirs
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 19:31:38 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

* Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> [2019-07-19 19:24]:
> 
> On 07/19/19 08:15 AM, Jean Louis wrote:
> > * Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> [2019-07-19 02:27]:
> >> First of all, this isn't going to work until you've got Gnus into a
> >> basic functioning state -- ie, it's already done a successful scan of
> >> your nnmaildir backends.
> >
> > Thank you for helping. Yet it is not usable for
> > me. I have too many maildirs and I was thinking
> > Gnus would read it as maildirs, instead it started
> > creating .nnmaildir directories inside with copies
> > of those emails for its own way of processing.
> 
> Yeah, I don't think there's any way around the creation of the
> .nnmaildir directories, at least not given the way Gnus currently
> functions. They aren't actually copies of the emails -- just vectors of
> headers for each mail -- but obviously if you've got a lot of mail they
> still take up a lot of space.

The solution I found is to bind my Read Mail menu
to eshell-visual-command mutt.

Thank you for being helpful.

The bug shall be closed.

But it would be good that Emacs has Maildir
reading capabiliies. As it is just a file system
with messages.

Jean






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